Archives for July 29, 2008

No, wait, they meant Mussolini. Whoa.. Hat Tip, Amused Muse.

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An ugly fact killing a beautiful hypothesis I’m not mentioning any names, and don’t ask me any details. In fact, don’t repeat this story. Some years ago, when I was a mere graduate student, a fellow student working in an unnamed country in Africa discovered a very very old stone artifact. To this day, this…

A gingerbread computer can be complicated. When you, Joe or Mary user, buy a computer at Best Buy or Computer Village or order a computer from Dell or Gateway, you get a computer with a system already installed. Do you think they had any trouble installing that system on that computer? Do you think that…

Did Past Climate Changes Promote Speciation in the Amazon? Any time you’ve got a whopping big river like the Amazon (or a mountain chain like the Andes, or an ocean, or whatever), you’ve gotta figure that it will be a biogeographical barrier. Depending on the kind of organisms, big rivers, high mountains, oceans, forests, deserts,…

More speed on your box.

Do you want your Linux box to go faster? Throw it out the window!!! No, seriously ….. Here is a trick that is already implemented automatically in some Linux distros. It is also found in Macs and Windows, but the Windows version of it is stupid. The idea is to pre-load certain commonly used software…

Variety Reviews Olson’s Sizzle

Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy was reviewed by Variety. This is not going to be pretty.